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A Quick Guide to goal setting: Goals not only help us improve a specific area of our life, but they can also keep us hopeful for our future. When somebody asks, "What are your goals?" or "What do you want your life to look like in ___ years?" it can either be exciting or intimidating. [...]
Althea Gibson - International Tennis Player  History.com Born into a sharecropping family in South Carolina, Althea Gibson (1927–2003) spent most of her formative years in Harlem, New York, where she was first introduced to the game of tennis as a teenager. At age 20, Gibson won the first of 10 straight titles at the national [...]
Wilma Rudolph - Olympic Goldmedalist Eleven seconds flat—that’s how long it took for Wilma Rudolph (1940–1994) to streak to victory in the 100-meter sprint and claim Olympic gold at the 1960 Summer Games in Rome. Nicknamed “Skeeter,” the 20-year-old sprinter triumphed in the 200-meter sprint and the 4 x 100-meter relay as well, becoming the [...]
DROP of History behind Women's HERstory Month President Jimmy Carter signs document at the White House in Washington on Feb. 28, 1980, proclaiming March 2-8 "National Women's History Week." Barry Thumma—AP (courtesy of Time.com) Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and [...]
This year's International Women's Day Theme is #BreaktheBias. To me, this means to break the bias of many things, breaking stereotypes of what women are supposed to be, how we should act how we should speak, speaking generally of course. I think for me personally, this hits deeper because I feel like I live my [...]
Nikki Swarn our General Manager and Program Director dropped by for a quick interview with Kathie J on Tuesday, February 15th on Local 3. She told the story of how THE DROP started from the streaming app, all the way up to celebrate the first Anniversary of our 104.7 signal.
Stagecoach Mary Fields – Wild West Badass and First Black Woman to Carry the Mail Born a slave in Hickman County, Tennessee around 1832, “Stagecoach” Mary Fields, also known as Black Mary, was a formidable figure in the Old West. She stood 6 feet tall and weighed about 200 lbs. She loved to smoke cigars, [...]
The Hon. Gary Jackson, Judge of the Denver County Court (ret.) In recognition of Black History Month, THE DROP and SettleUp is honoring Judge Gary Jackson of the Denver County bench. Judge Jackson grew up in Denver, attended George Washington High School in Denver, received a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado in 1967 [...]
The Hon. Alfred C. Harrell, Judge of the Denver County court. Judge Harrell In recognition of Black History Month, THE DROP and SettleUp is honoring Judge Alfred C. Harrell of the Denver County Court. Judge Harrell was one of the first African American judges appointed to the courts in Colorado. Judge Harrell retired from full-time [...]
George Crum - The Inventor of the Potato Chip Every time a person crunches into a potato chip, he or she is enjoying the delicious taste of one of the world's most famous snacks–a treat that might not exist without the contribution of black inventor George Crum. The son of an African-American father and a [...]
Snoop Dogg is the new owner of Death Row Records Snoop Dogg officially owns Death Row Records, he acquired the iconic record company from the Blackstone-controlled company MNRK Music Group. We know the history of Death Row, and it makes a lot of sense that Snoop Dogg now owns it. Snoop Dogg started his career [...]
RIP Queen of Funk Betty Davis   New York Post Betty Davis (maiden name Mabry) has passed away at 77 years old. She created the space for women in music and changed it forever. She was the ex-wife of the late jazz musician, Miles Davis, but she didn't want to be in Miles Davis' shadow; [...]
Our partners at SettleUp are giving Colorado First Responders the VIP treatment for Valentine’s Day with a VIP package to see actor/singer ROTIMI live in concert Friday, February 11th  at Herman’s Hideaway, dinner, chocolates, and bottle service!  Nominate a special First Responder on all things social at SettleUp Auto.  You could make things a little [...]
Ronald S. Demon: Athletic Show Cushion Support Ronald S. Demon invented an athletic shoe whose cushion support automatically adjusts to suit not only the shape of the wearer's feet but also the manner in which the shoe is being used at any given time. While in high school, he bought a pair of the first [...]
Rotimi LIVE at Herman's Hideaway Herman’s Hideaway and THE DROP 104.7 want to give you the chance for a special Valentine’s experience with actor/singer ROTIMI live in concert Friday, February 11th.  Let us make your Valentine’s Day so sweet that you’ll fall in love! This giveaway is supported by SettleUp!
Introducing our new 2022 Studio Partner - SettleUp The DROP is proud to introduce you to our new Studio partner for 2022. We want to welcome SettleUp as an integral partner for the People's Station of Hip Hop and R&B. Helping us to expand our programming and reach into the state we call home. Settle [...]
Alexander Miles:  Improved Method for Opening and Closing Elevators Ever taken an elevator? You can thank Alexander Miles for his contributions to the open and close function of the elevator! Inventor and barber Alexander Miles, third from right, sat in the Duluth Chamber of Commerce office circa 1890. Alexander Miles, who contributed to the elevator [...]
JANET a two-part documentary on the tying back to the 40th Anniversary of her  self-titled debut album JANET is a new two-part documentary that encompasses many facets of Janet Jackson's life, including interviews, old clips, and more. The documentary premieres Friday, January 28, with the first episode of the two-part series airing on Lifetime. The [...]
The Culture Museum opened on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend in Denver's 5 Points. This museum is celebrating moments in Black culture through an immersive art experience. Charlie Billingsley with her aunt and fellow artist Von Ross. Charlie Billingsley teamed up with her Aunt, Von Ross, to create a space where Black culture is [...]
The Call | Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show OFFICIAL TRAILER This year's Super Bowl Halftime Show has a SUPER STAR LINE UP!! The Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show Trailer has been released and it's LIT. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar are featured in this trailer. This year's halftime [...]
#NotJustADayOff We ask the question: What does MLK Jr. Day mean to you?  Martin Luther King Jr. day this year is Monday, January 17th. Black families continue to suffer from economic inequity, continue to lose the most basic of rights yet we find resilience and hope in each other. We take pride in our culture [...]
Be honest, when you look at these two photos, which one do you perceive as more 'skilled' or 'professional'?                   No, we aren't trying to trick you. But the truth is, there is no difference other than their clothing. These are both stock photos with absolutely no [...]
THE DROP 104.7's GM, Nikki Swarn, recently sat down with Houston Public Media for an interview to discuss how discrimination and racial prejudice continue to run rampant in today's broadcast ownership industry. The conversation also includes the first and only African-American female to ever own an AM or FM radio station in all of New [...]
The definition of representation in Webster's Dictionary is: "The description or portrayal of someone or something in a particular way or as being of a certain nature." One thing a simple definition cannot explain, is how deep representation can truly affect somebody when they see someone who looks like them, has the same background as [...]
Motivated for 2022 because you get to set new goals/resolutions? But...then February comes and you can't even remember what those goals/resolutions were? You're not alone! First of all, if you haven't set any goals yet and want to, be sure to read our quick guide on goal setting: https://www.thedrop303.org/featured/setting-goals-for-the-new-year-a-quick-guide/ Okay, it's a new year and [...]
CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population As of December 28th, 2021. The CDC has changed the guidelines and recommended quarantine times for those who have tested positive for COVID-19. Given what we now know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, the CDC is reducing the recommended period of isolation [...]
"The new look for hip-hop and cancer is to go get yourself checked out before it happens." - Kangol Kid of UTFO Hip-Hop pioneer and influencial rapper, Shaun Shiller Fequiere most known by 'Kangol Kid' has passed away at age 55 of Colon Cancer. An NPR article stated: “He frequently shared updates about his health [...]
It's the Holiday season and the time for giving! This year, we were able to give back with our 2nd annual Food Drive and the Holla-day hookup. Thanks to you, Colorado, we were able to help provide over 800 meals to people in our community as well as give those who needed a little extra [...]
Freaking out because 2022 is right around the corner? Cause, same. Goals not only help us improve a specific area of our life, but they can also keep us hopeful for the future, which in the state of the world right now is really important. When somebody asks, "What are your new years resolutions?" or [...]
Can you do The Jerk? Yes you read that right. No it's not 2009...  TikToker @lexxbee submitted a video on November 25th showing a woman instructing someone from Gene Z how to jerk, the video got over 19 million views! On the same day @taniaberrys posted of her failing to jerk which received over 5.5 [...]
Dr. Sharon Bailey has passed away There are people in this world that give us hope, and strive everyday to make the world a better place for everyone. Dr. Sharon Bailey was one of those people, not only having a significant impact on a local level, but on a National level as well.  THE DROP [...]
Holla-day Hookup As many of us know, the holiday season can be overwhelming, depressing, stressful and much more for so many in our community.  To help out, even if it’s in a small way, THE DROP 104.7 is inviting listeners to send in their request to nominate that someone special in their life, a loved [...]
Join the Movement! Colorado's largest single day of giving is Tuesday, December 7. We’re thankful for YOU, Colorado! YOU make the people’s station possible. Want to join the movement? Colorado Gives Day is a great way to support YOUR independent R&B and Hip Hop station – and have your impact go even further. Help us [...]

SAT APR 16, 2022 – 6:30 PM KS 107.5 PRESENTS KEVIN GATES & GUCCI MANE with Young Nudy & Jackboy Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO Ages: All Ages

Tyler, The Creator Call Me If You Get Lost Kali Uchis, Vince Staples, Teezo Touchdown Tue, Mar 29, 2022 – 7:00PM

November 18, 2021

MON MAR 21, 2022 – 8:00 PM Todrick Hall Gothic Theatre, Englewood CO

Rapper Young Dolph has passed away after being shot in Memphis. Young Dolph got his first big break with his debut album ‘King of Memphis’. He was also the cousin of the late Juice WRLD. While Young Dolph was known widely for his music, he was also a philanthropist. Last year, he donated $25,000 to [...]
Therapy Thursdays on THE DROP 104.7 This Thursday (11/11/2021), THE DROP 104.7 will be holding a Therapy Thursday from 1pm-2pm MST. While the news headlines pop up on our screens and we keep hearing about tragedy, we want to give a safe space to address the situation in a way that will hopefully be healing [...]
Emma McIntyre/Getty Images On Monday, November 8th Hip Hop legend, Missy Elliot received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Missy Elliot has made a huge impact and paved the way for other female artists and rappers. During her acceptance speech she gave a shout out to the female artists who paved the [...]
On Saturday, October 23rd Hip Hop lost a pioneer and activist. General Jeff was active in the 80s and 90s west coast hip hop scene known for being a hype man for rap duo group Rodney O & Joe Cooley and later served DJ Quik's bodyguard. In addition to being in the hip hop scene, [...]
Old Man Saxon "Hell Yeah" Official Music Video It wasn't too long ago when we sat down with Old Man Saxon for an in depth interview and station takeover! Old Man Saxon has been part of THE DROP's journey and also opened up for Wale for our very first Block Party. He released the single [...]
Put $5 on it today! The mini Pink Pumpkins have returned! When you text the number “5” to 303.893.DROP (3767) and put $5 (or more) to donate you’ll receive a limited edition autographed mini Pink Pumpkin signed by THE DROP’s air staff as a thank you gift!  These mini Pink Pumpkins also acknowledge Breast Cancer [...]

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